|Clubs||Club Social y Deportivo León|
|Other names||Camp Nou (nickname)|
|Inauguration||01.03.1967 (Santos - River Plate, 2-1)|
|Construction||18.08.1965 - 04.02.1967|
|Address||Boulevard Adolfo López Mateos 1810, Colonia La Martinica, CP 37500, León, Guanajuato, México|
Description: Estadio León
Few stadiums worldwide boast that many large events – Olympics and two World Cups. That’s quite something especially that currently the venue is not even 35,000 in capacity.
The football-specific stadium was built within 1.5 year in 1967, being among Olympic venues just a year later. In 1970 it already had FIFA World Cup in its portfolio, adding another one in 1986.
Single-tiered stands are of varying height, with northern terrace being dominant, where Club León most vibrant fans stand. Lower stands alongside the pitch are covered, also providing balconies with most expensive seats under the roof.
Interestingly, following the suite of Barcelona’s largest venue, this stadium has been nicknamed Camp Nou, despite the phrase being in Catalan, not Spanish.
New design: Too small for the World Cup
And yet it's still very impressive. The official design for new León stadium has been revealed and in 7 months we should see groundbreaking on Mexico's latest football ground.
Mexico: Six contenders for León stadium design
Major companies from Mexico, USA and Spain compete to design new 35,000-seat stadium in León. Winning concept should be revealed in September and groundbreaking follow by year end.
Mexico: Here's the plan for León's new stadium
35,000 capacity, including 300 private boxes. Aside from football, there's retail complex, hotel, medical centre, football academy and more planned. Contractor is already announced.
Mexico: City loses rights to León stadium
In a rare case, the Mexican supreme court has required the municipality of León to return Estadio León to a private businessman within 30 days. Taxpayers are thus left without a professional football stadium. Can another one be built?